Sorry, I guess I might have sounded too harsh in my statements. My bad. Anyway, I was trying to say that I am completely against sedating (not this case, yeah) and using calmers on a horse to gain better control over a specific situation that is not medical, as in trail riding, training sessions, etc., where actually better training and patience should be applied. I am not against natural, mild supplements in daily feed that help to take the edge off a horse that really needs it over time, and I am also not against calming or sedating a horse when it is really needed because of medical reasons, as operations, teeth floating, etc.
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.